Friday, March 20, 2015

Naples, a city of decay

 I remember my first visit to Naples years ago. It was in better shape than today. I remember the various and beautiful architecture.
 On this day old churches are in decay and closed. This is the façade of an old church but it is in such a sorry state. Today we see ISIS blowing ancient monuments and it breaks my heart. My heart was broken after I saw this in Naples.

This are the gorgeous marble inlay in the altar and in the framing of the painting. Look closely at the painting, it is not painted by the old masters. It is a modern piece of work, this church has been turned into an art gallery. Upon entering we saw a huge sign of a real estate agent, she was hawking her wares in the church. So sad.

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